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Business Administration

Program Overview

SMCC offers two associate degrees in Business Administration.

  1. The associate in applied science degree is for those students wishing to maximize the number of business courses taken in preparation for a career in business immediately after graduation. Depending on interests, students may structure their degree in one of 6 ways. Most courses will transfer to many 4-year institutions offering a bachelors degree in Business. However, some schools have requirements that limit the number of business courses that will transfer. Students should be aware of this situation when working with their advisor.

  2. As a second option, the College offers an associate in science degree. With more emphasis on math, science, and core distribution requirements, the sequence of courses comprises the typical transfer option. Major universities that want students to delay taking many business courses until their third or fourth year might prefer this option.

In either case, the programs provide students with a foundation in general business practices, leadership concepts, and microcomputer applications. Building confidence and the ability to succeed in the world of business is of the utmost importance in our courses. In addition to acquiring skills in accounting, finances, sales, and operations, students enhance their ability to write, think, work in groups, and solve problems.

Many students often determine that a dual degree is an appropriate career choice. Typically, it makes an introduction to the opportunities that exist in other fields and helps the student to see that business and technology training merge to provide excellent career paths.

Students are encouraged to demonstrate an understanding of technical disciplines and how these contribute to the success of an organization’s products. The intent is to increase workplace potential for each student as he or she faces a rapidly changing world.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Make decisions and take actions that enable businesses/organizations to earn profits and grow.
  • Describe and utilize the role of science, technology, and market commercialization in the creation of viable products and services.
  • Demonstrate an ability to survive and prosper within the turmoil of organizational social structures and political innuendo so that their careers are not thwarted by mistakes or inexperience.
  • If desired, and with the appropriate sequence of courses, transfer to 4-year institutions with the maximum number of credits.

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High School Course Recommendations

The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.

Algebra I

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Continuing Your Education

Graduates of the Business Administration program who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree may take advantage of existing or pending transfer agreements with Husson College, Thomas College, the University of Southern Maine, or the University of Maine at Augusta. Although students can transfer from either business program, the associate in science option may be more appropriate if transferring to a four year program is the primary objective of the student.

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